Dr. Cameron Clokie is a professional surgeon based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His area of specialty is in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Besides practicing in the area, Dr. Cameron was teaching at the University of Toronto as a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery up until he retired earlier this year. He did his Ph.D. at McGill University where he concentrated his doctoral research on bone regeneration.
Cameron has several publications to his name where he gives in-depth and well-researched information regarding general oral care, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and bone regeneration. His immense contribution to the dental practice as a teacher, researcher, and a clinician has earned him tremendous respect from dentists across the world.
Bone Regeneration Technique by Dr. Clokie
While still at the University of Toronto, Dr. Cameron Clokie developed an efficient bone degeneration method by use of proteins. Dr. Cameron discovered that proteins could be used to induce the conversion of stem cells into bone tissues. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://www.ideacity.ca/speaker/cameron-clokie/
By so doing, he realized that coaxing jaws in adults could be made to regenerate just like they do in infants. In Dr. Clokie’s words, the technique is simply bone generation in the embryonic state. The procedure was performed on eight patients at Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital about a decade ago and the results were spectacular.
The discovery by Dr. Clokie has and will continue revolutionizing the reconstructive surgery procedures. Traditionally, the procedure involved removing a bone or a muscle from one area on the patients’ body and using them to fill gaps in the affected areas. This procedure is usually painful, which makes the Clokie’s technique to be seen as a hope for the future.
Cases in Point
Janine McFarlane was suffering from ameloblastoma and had to go through the traditional reconstructive surgery. Another patient, Peter Russel, was suffering from a benign tumor and opted to undergo the Clokie’s procedure.
Russel was in his 60s then while Janine was in her 20s. After the completion of the two procedures, the results were completely different. For Janine, she had to undergo a 19-hours operation followed by a two-week stay in the hospital. For Russel, his operation took only four hours followed by two days in the hospital.